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MICHIGAN SENATOR TO REINTRODUCE ONLINE GAMBLING LEGALISATION BILL
17th January, 2017 at 07:50:34
But attempt faces major legal hurdles in trying to merge state law with federal tribal laws.
Michigan state Sen. Mike Kowell's staff have confirmed that the senator plans to reintroduce his online gambling legalisation bill, which failed to make it through the last legislative season (see previous reports).
The current draft allows tribes to apply for website licenses either as a commercial venture, licensed and taxed by the state, or through the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) as an amendment to tribal-state regulatory compacts.
"We're working on trying to do something this year," Dave Biswas, Kowell's legislative director, said of ongoing meetings with commercial casinos, tribes and international online giant Amaya Inc.
"We've been able to work with the casinos, the tribes, Amaya and the different companies. Once we have everyone on the same page
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